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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Last weekend I passed a gun shop and the word loaded flew into my mind. Loaded not as in gun but as in memory. Weegee's image (above) immediately flashed up. After I snapped a my own gunsmith photo, I was intrigued by the window display—it seemed to fit in with a more modern (perhaps timely or post modern) image reference. And lastly as I turned away, there was Bruce Willis, complete with graffiti, definitely post modern in its culture of celebrity. Personally, I prefer the window display, so where on the spectrum does that place me? Fully loaded?
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.